We all encounter those who are grieving, whether they are part of our congregation or our community. Grief is challenging, because we often don’t feel equipped to support those in the midst of it. You're invited to join counselor, coach and consultant Jane Munk as she educates and encourages deeper practices of supporting the grieving in your communities.
Supporting someone who is grieving requires a certain “presence.” Grief is a time when a person needs the strength and support of community more than ever. Remembrance Gatherings create a safe space for you and your community to pour into the one who is grieving. These gatherings embody the old proverb - “Grief shared is grief halved.”
You will journey through a Remembrance Gathering during this workshop and ask questions about how Remembrance Gatherings can best be tailored for your congregation. Also, you will learn how Remembrance Gatherings and other retreat gatherings have impacted others through Munk's stories and experiences.
In this luncheon workshop, you will:
- learn how to be with those who are grieving in a way that encourages the work of grieving and lightens the burden.
- get tips to encourage a culture of safe grieving in congregations.
- have an opportunity to ask questions specific to congregational needs.
- experience a Remembrance Gathering firsthand.
- learn how to set up and to host a Remembrance Gathering.
Jane Munk is a certified counselor and coach. She is a founding member of Kerith Brook Retreats for Grieving Adults and founder of Risen Inc. Coaching and Consulting. Munk has a passion for the grieving and is a fellow traveler in the grief journey.
This luncheon workshop is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Central time) Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Evansville. The cost of the workshop is $10, which includes lunch, conversation and the book How Trees Deal with Loss by Jason Kissel.
How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."